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sudden swelling around the mouth . Has happened before ,

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Posted on Tue, 12 Feb 2019
Question: sudden swelling around the mouth . Has happened before , most times gone over night . Happens with or without food . This time a welt on my shoulder also .
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Possible allergic reaction to an insect bite.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service.
I read your query and here is my advice.

Probably this is an allergic reaction to a substance, food or drug you had. Since you have a welt on shoulder I suppose it may be a an insect bite.
I think you should take antibiotics antihistamine such citerizine and also an.
ibuprofen for swelling.
If the swelling doesn't get better you should go to ER for epinephrine and prednisone injections n
Hope I have answered the question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Brief Answer: Possible allergic reaction to an insect bite. Detailed Answer: Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service. I read your query and here is my advice. Probably this is an allergic reaction to a substance, food or drug you had. Since you have a welt on shoulder I suppose it may be a an insect bite. I think you should take antibiotics antihistamine such citerizine and also an. ibuprofen for swelling. If the swelling doesn't get better you should go to ER for epinephrine and prednisone injections n Hope I have answered the question. Let me know if I can assist you further.